Latest Woolwich attack News

  • Watch: Axeman Wrestled By Shopkeepers
    Watch: Axeman Wrestled By Shopkeepers Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    A robber armed with an axe was thwarted by two shopkeepers who wrestled him to the ground. More »

  • British teacher jailed for trying to join IS
    British teacher jailed for trying to join IS Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    A chemistry teacher was jailed for six years in Britain on Thursday for trying to join Islamic State jihadists fighting in Syria, against the wishes of his family who desperately tried to stop him. More »

  • 'Dangerous' Teacher Jailed For Syria IS Plot
    'Dangerous' Teacher Jailed For Syria IS Plot Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    A chemistry teacher from Manchester has been jailed for six years for plotting to go to Syria to join Islamic State fighters. Jamshed Javeed, 30, was only prevented from joining a group of radicalised young Muslim men abroad because his concerned family hid his passport. More »

  • Man jailed for trying to join Isis
    Man jailed for trying to join Isis Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    A "radicalised" chemistry teacher whose family hid his passport in a desperate attempt to stop him joining Isis has been jailed for six years. More »

  • Teacher 'Planned Multiple Attacks' For IS
    Teacher 'Planned Multiple Attacks' For IS Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A chemistry teacher from Manchester was "preparing himself to commit multiple acts of murder" fighting with Islamic State, a court has heard. Jamshed Javeed was one of a group of young Muslim men from Manchester who became radicalised and determined to fight jihad in Syria. The sentencing hearing at Woolwich Crown Court is expected to last two days. The 30-year-old paid for flights for his brother Mohammad to travel to Syria with a friend to fight with IS. More »

  • Teacher 'wanted to kill in Syria'
    Teacher 'wanted to kill in Syria' Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A chemistry teacher who planned to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic State prepared himself to commit "multiple acts of murder", a court has heard. More »

  • Home town memorial for Lee Rigby
    Home town memorial for Lee Rigby Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    A memorial to murdered soldier Lee Rigby will be unveiled in his home town later this month. More »

  • Man In Court After Policeman Stabbed In Head
    Man In Court After Policeman Stabbed In Head Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a police officer was stabbed in the head in London. Portuguese-born Carlos Djau is accused of carrying out a knife attack on the police constables at his home on Cooks Road in Walworth, south east London, shortly after 8pm on 28 February. Djau wore a grey T-shirt and jogging bottoms as he sat in the dock at Camberwell Magistrates' Court, speaking only to confirm his name, address and date of birth. More »

  • Man named as Jihadi John 'was kind'
    Man named as Jihadi John 'was kind' Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The British graduate believed to be violent extremist Jihadi John has been described as "extremely kind" and "extremely gentle" by a former confidante, on the day the British-raised killer's identity was reportedly revealed. More »

  • Britain's FTSE 100 sets record high Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 share index hit a record high of 6,958.89 points on Tuesday. Back then, Leeds United were top of the football Premier League, boy band Westlife was No. 1 in the charts and newspapers warned of possible worldwide computer malfunctions linked to the "Y2K" bug. Below are some facts about the FTSE, then and now: TOP NAMES, TOP SECTORS * The market capitalisation of the FTSE 100 constituents is currently 1.9 trillion pounds ($2.9 trillion), against 164 billion pounds in December 1985, the first available data. Today, oil companies make up about 15 percent of the FTSE 100, against about 12 percent in 1999, according to analysts and the London Stock Exchange. More »

  • Teen Found Guilty Of Plotting To Behead Soldier
    Teen Found Guilty Of Plotting To Behead Soldier Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    A teenage Muslim convert who idolised the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby has been found guilty of planning his own attack on members of the British military. Brusthom Ziamani, 19, was arrested by counter terrorism officers on 19 August last year, carrying a rucksack containing a 12-inch knife, a large hammer and an Islamic flag. He later told a security officer at Wandsworth Prison in London that he had been on his way to "behead a British soldier at an army barracks and hold the severed head in the air" when he was arrested. Ziamani, from Camberwell, southeast London, had been on police bail at the time he was stopped with the weapons, having been held almost two months earlier for posting extremist messages on Facebook. More »

  • Teen found with 12-inch knife and hammer “rapidly developed an extremist, violent …
    Teen found with 12-inch knife and hammer “rapidly developed an extremist, violent … Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Brusthom Ziamani was found guilty of plotting to kill soldiers today. More »

  • British teenager found guilty over soldier 'beheading' plot
    British teenager found guilty over soldier 'beheading' plot Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    A British teenager was found guilty on Thursday of plotting to behead a soldier in London after being influenced by the murder of an Afghan war veteran who was hacked to death by two Islamists in the capital a year earlier. Muslim convert Brusthom Ziamani, 19, was arrested last August carrying a 12-inch (30-cm) knife and a hammer, wrapped in a black Islamic flag. Ziamani, from Camberwell, southeast London, was convicted of preparing terrorist acts. Commander Richard Walton, from London police's Counter Terrorism Command, said after the verdict that the case starkly illustrated one of the threats police currently face in Britain. More »

  • Accused 'loved Woolwich killer'
    Accused 'loved Woolwich killer' Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    A teenage Muslim convert accused of planning to behead a British soldier claimed he knew one of Fusilier Lee Rigby's murderers, a court heard. More »

  • Teen Allegedly Planned To Behead Soldier
    Teen Allegedly Planned To Behead Soldier Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    A teenage Muslim convert, who idolised the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby, has gone on trial accused of planning his own attack on members of the British military. Brustholm Ziamani, 19, was arrested on an east London street, carrying a rucksack with a large knife and hammer wrapped up in an Islamic flag. On the opening day of his trial at the Old Bailey, the court heard Ziamani had later told a security officer he was "on his way to kill a British soldier at an army barracks" when he was detained. He also referred to Michael Adebolajo, one of Lee Rigby's murderers, as a "legend". More »

  • Man 'said he would behead soldier'
    Man 'said he would behead soldier' Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    A teenage Muslim who idolised the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby was arrested as he made his way to behead a British soldier, a court heard. More »

  • Police Hunt Pair Over Cadet Beheading Threat
    Police Hunt Pair Over Cadet Beheading Threat Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Police are searching for two men after female army cadets reported they were threatened with beheading outside an Army Reserve centre. The occupants of the car are thought to have asked the two teenagers "Are you in the Army?", before shouting threats as they drove past in Alexandra Road. The alleged reference to beheading has chilling echoes of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby who was attacked in Woolwich, London, in May 2013. Northumbria Police have stepped up patrols in the area, following the threats at 9.15pm on Wednesday, 21 January. More »

  • Jihadi Who Faked Death Gets 12 Years In Jail
    Jihadi Who Faked Death Gets 12 Years In Jail Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    A British jihadi who posed with the severed heads of Syrian soldiers and faked his own death to sneak back into the UK has been jailed for 12 years. But Imran Khawaja - who spent six months in Syria alongside insurgents linked to terror group Islamic State - has appealed to other young British Muslims not to make the same mistakes he did. He acted as a frontman for Rayat Al Tawheed, posting dozens of photos and videos online and boasting of his weapons training and exploits on the battlefield. During a two-day sentencing hearing at Woolwich Crown Court in south east London, Khawaja's defence team appealed to the judge, Mr Justice Baker for leniency, claiming the 27-year-old was a "psychologically vulnerable" young man who bitterly regretted his actions. More »

  • British 'severed heads' jihadi jailed for 12 years Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    A Briton who helped an Islamist group in Syria record videos of severed heads and then faked his own death in the hope of being able to return home undetected was sentenced to 12 years in jail on Friday. Imran Khawaja, 27, of Southall, west London, travelled to a training camp in Syria in January last year and joined Rayat al Tawheed, which became aligned with Islamic State, prosecutors had said. "Khawaja was seen in a disturbing video posted on social media which includes a bag of severed heads," a police statement said after Friday's sentencing at Woolwich Crown Court. More »

  • Fake death jihadi given 12 years
    Fake death jihadi given 12 years Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    A British jihadi nicknamed "Barbie" who fled a Syrian training camp because he had "had enough" of conditions there has been jailed for 12 years. More »

  • British jihadist who faked death jailed for 12 years
    British jihadist who faked death jailed for 12 years Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    A British jihadist believed to have faked his own death while fighting in Syria in order to return home undetected was jailed for 12 years by a London court on Friday. More »

  • 'Beheading threat' to Army cadets
    'Beheading threat' to Army cadets Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Two teenage girls have claimed they were subjected to violent threats - including a reference to beheading - as they left an Army Reserve centre. More »